chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Max Euwe vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Karlsbad (1929), Karlsbad CSR, rd 9, Aug-10
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Noa Variation (E36)  ·  1/2-1/2
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 17 more Euwe/Capablanca games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can make these tips go away by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Simply check the option "Don't show random tips on game pages." and click the Update Profile button at the bottom.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-19-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  paulalbert: Compare this with Bareev vs. Fressinet played 6/19/03 at 5th Enghien-les-Bains Masters. Black had 5 pawns vs. Rook there but blew it and lost. This game was cited during the kibitzing by observers on ICC. I was not aware of this game: also very interesting. Final analysis of Bareev-Fressinet will be interesting. Even GMs not sure of who had the advantage, but does seem that Fressinet made several bad moves at end. Paul Albert
Aug-04-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: This game has one of the most amazing final positions I've seen on a board. Tartakover in the tournament book says that Euwe missed a win at move forty-three with 43.♖h3 instead of 43.♖h5.
Aug-05-04  Lawrence: <Junior 8> doesn't see it.

43.♖h3 ♔c4
44.♔f5 ♔b4
45.♖h7 a3
46.♖a7 ♖d2 eval +0.49 (20 min. search)

Aug-05-04  white pawn: I think white would have won if they chose to play the game til the end.
Aug-05-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Lawrence>

Tartakover analysis runs as follows
a.)
43.♖h3 ♖a6
44.♖a3 ♔c4
45.h4 ♔b5
46.♖a1 a3
47.♔f5 a2
48.g4 ♔b3
49.h5 etc.

and b.)
43.♖h3 ♖e6
44.♖e3 a3
45.♖xa3 ♖xe4+
46.♔f5 ♖e2
47.♖f3 and Black can resign.

<white pawn>
In the final position Euwe in his book of Best Games says that Black's resources are adequate to hold the position and gives the following line.

55.h4 ♖g8
56.♔f6 ♖xg3
57.e6 ♖g4 (the only move)
58.f5 ♖xh4
59.e7 ♖e4
60.♔f7 ♔d6
61.e8=♕ ♖xe8
62.♔xe8 ♔e5 and the last pawn falls.

Jan-07-05  Hesam7: Here is another line:

1.♔f6 ♖f8+ 2.♔e7 ♖h8 3.f5 ♖h7+ 4.♔f6 ♖h6+ 5.♔g7 ♖h5 6.e6 ♖xf5 7.e7 ♖g5+ 8.♔f7 ♖f5+ 9.♔g6 ♖e5 10. ♔f7

and draw by repitition!

Oct-07-10  paladin at large: Euwe reported that after the game Capablanca suggested: 19....Ra3! as preferable.
Jun-19-16  edubueno: Another draw.
Jul-06-17  RandomVisitor: After 42...a4


click for larger view

Stockfish_17061704_x64_modern: <3 minutes computer time>

<+5.45/38 43.Rh3> Kc5 44.Ra3 Kb4 45.Ra1 Rd2 46.Ke3 Rc2 47.h4 Rc3+ 48.Kd2 Rc7 49.Rb1+ Ka5 50.g4 Re7 51.f3 a3 52.Kc3 Rc7+ 53.Kb3 Rb7+ 54.Ka2 Rh7 55.h5 Ka4 56.Rb3 Rd7 57.Rxa3+ Kb4 58.Ra6 Rf7 59.Kb2 Kb5 60.Ra2 Kc4 61.Kc2 Kd4 62.Kd2 Rf8 63.Ra4+ Ke5 64.Ra5+ Ke6 65.Ra6+ Kf7 66.Ra7+ Ke6 67.Ke3 Rc8 68.Ra5 Kf7 69.Kf4

Dec-14-17  Retireborn: In the tournament book Tartakower gives 26...e5 a ? and calls it "optimistisch", but Houdini reckons it to be a good move if followed up with 28...f5 instead of 28...f6.

The final position does have a strong aesthetic appeal; something similar happened in another game from this tournament:-

Vidmar vs Marshall, 1929

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 7
from Garry Kasparov's On My Great Predecessors (2) by demirchess
Two champs duke it out with four pawns versus rook!
from Instructive rook endings by hought67
From My Games 1920 - 1937
by Benzol
Game 155
from number 2 by Frodo7
Game 7
from Garry Kasparov's On My Great Predecessors (2) by nakul1964
Game 7
from On My Great Predecessors 2 (Kasparov) by Incremental
Two champs duke it out with four pawns versus rook!
from Instructive rook endings by hought67
Game 7
from Garry Kasparov's On My Great Predecessors (2) by AdrianP
39
from Finales de Capablanca by pepechuy
Rook Endings pt. 2
by Nimzophile
material imbalance endgame- rook ending
from Nimzo-Indian Study by fispok
Kale Oyunsonlari
by tristanfermat
Rook Endings pt. 2
by Knight Pawn
Game 35
from World Champion - Euwe (I.Linder/V.Linder) by Qindarka
Two champs duke it out with four pawns versus rook!
from Instructive rook endings by beatgiant


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC